Finely divided solid matter with particle sizes smaller than a micrometeorite, thus with diameters much smaller than a millimeter, moving in interplanetary space. (NASA Thesaurus, 1994)
Earth or other matter in fine, dry particles. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Air pollutants found in the work area. They are usually produced by the specific nature of the occupation.
Family of house dust mites, in the superfamily Analgoidea, order Astigmata. They include the genera Dermatophagoides and Euroglyphus.
Any arthropod of the subclass ACARI except the TICKS. They are minute animals related to the spiders, usually having transparent or semitransparent bodies. They may be parasitic on humans and domestic animals, producing various irritations of the skin (MITE INFESTATIONS). Many mite species are important to human and veterinary medicine as both parasite and vector. Mites also infest plants.

Condensation of carbon in radioactive supernova gas. (1/63)

Chemistry resulting in the formation of large carbon-bearing molecules and dust in the interior of an expanding supernova was explored, and the equations governing their abundances were solved numerically. Carbon dust condenses from initially gaseous carbon and oxygen atoms because energetic electrons produced by radioactivity in the supernova cause dissociation of the carbon monoxide molecules, which would otherwise form and limit the supply of carbon atoms. The resulting free carbon atoms enable carbon dust to grow faster by carbon association than the rate at which the dust can be destroyed by oxidation. The origin of presolar micrometer-sized carbon solids that are found in meteorites is thereby altered.  (+info)

An infrared spectral match between GEMS and interstellar grains. (2/63)

Infrared spectral properties of silicate grains in interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) were compared with those of astronomical silicates. The approximately 10-micrometer silicon-oxygen stretch bands of IDPs containing enstatite (MgSiO3), forsterite (Mg2SiO4), and glass with embedded metal and sulfides (GEMS) exhibit fine structure and bandwidths similar to those of solar system comets and some pre-main sequence Herbig Ae/Be stars. Some GEMS exhibit a broad, featureless silicon-oxygen stretch band similar to those observed in interstellar molecular clouds and young stellar objects. These GEMS provide a spectral match to astronomical "amorphous" silicates, one of the fundamental building blocks from which the solar system is presumed to have formed.  (+info)

Deflection of the local interstellar dust flow by solar radiation pressure. (3/63)

Interstellar dust grains intercepted by the dust detectors on the Ulysses and Galileo spacecrafts at heliocentric distances from 2 to 4 astronomical units show a deficit of grains with masses from 1 x 10(-17) to 3 x 10(-16) kilograms relative to grains intercepted outside 4 astronomical units. To divert grains out of the 2- to 4-astronomical unit region, the solar radiation pressure must be 1.4 to 1.8 times the force of solar gravity. These figures are consistent with the optical properties of spherical or elongated grains that consist of astronomical silicates or organic refractory material. Pure graphite grains with diameters of 0.2 to 0.4 micrometer experience a solar radiation pressure force as much as twice the force of solar gravity.  (+info)

Titanium carbide nanocrystals in circumstellar environments. (4/63)

Meteorites contain micrometer-sized graphite grains with embedded titanium carbide grains. Although isotopic analysis identifies asymptotic giant branch stars as the birth sites of these grains, there is no direct observational identification of these grains in astronomical sources. We report that infrared wavelength spectra of gas-phase titanium carbide nanocrystals derived in the laboratory show a prominent feature at a wavelength of 20.1 micrometers, which compares well to a similar feature in observed spectra of postasymptotic giant branch stars. It is concluded that titanium carbide forms during a short (approximately 100 years) phase of catastrophic mass loss (>0.001 solar masses per year) in dying, low-mass stars.  (+info)

Evidence for dust grain growth in young circumstellar disks. (5/63)

Hundreds of circumstellar disks in the Orion nebula are being rapidly destroyed by the intense ultraviolet radiation produced by nearby bright stars. These young, million-year-old disks may not survive long enough to form planetary systems. Nevertheless, the first stage of planet formation-the growth of dust grains into larger particles-may have begun in these systems. Observational evidence for these large particles in Orion's disks is presented. A model of grain evolution in externally irradiated protoplanetary disks is developed and predicts rapid particle size evolution and sharp outer disk boundaries. We discuss implications for the formation rates of planetary systems.  (+info)

Accretion rates of meteorites and cosmic dust in the Early Ordovician. (6/63)

Abundant fossil meteorites in marine, condensed Lower Ordovician limestones from Kinnekulle, Sweden, indicate that accretion rates of meteorites were one to two orders of magnitude higher during an interval of the Early Ordovician than at present. Osmium isotope and iridium analyses of whole-rock limestone indicate a coeval enhancement of one order of magnitude in the influx rate of cosmic dust. Enhanced accretion of cosmic matter may be related to the disruption of the L chondrite parent body around 500 million years ago.  (+info)

Abiotic formation of bioorganic compounds in space--preliminary experiments on ground and future exobiology experiments in space. (7/63)

Simulation experiments on ground have shown that "amino acid precursors", which give amino acids after acid-hydrolysis, can be formed when an ice mixture simulating ice mantles of interstellar dust particles (lSDs) is irradiated with high energy particles or UV light. It is strongly suggested that such bioorganic compounds were delivered by comets for the first biosphere on the Earth. It is of great interest to confirm this hypothesis in actual space conditions, such as in an exposed facility of JEM. Fundamental designs for such exobiology experiments in earth orbit (EEEO) will be discussed.  (+info)

A conceptual design for cosmo-biology experiments in Earth's Orbit. (8/63)

A conceptual design was developed for a cosmo-biology experiment. It is intended to expose simulated interstellar ice materials deposited on dust grains to the space environment. The experimental system consists of a cryogenic system to keep solidified gas sample, and an optical device to select and amplify the ultraviolet part of the solar light for irradiation. By this approach, the long lasting chemical evolution of icy species could be examined in a much shorter time of exposure by amplification of light intensity. The removal of light at longer wavelength, which is ineffective to induce photochemical reactions, reduces the heat load to the cryogenic system that holds solidified reactants including CO as a constituent species of interstellar materials. Other major hardware components were also defined in order to achieve the scientific objectives of this experiment. Those are a cold trap maintained at liquid nitrogen temperature to prevent the contamination of the sample during the exposure, a mechanism to exchange multiple samples, and a system to perform bake-out of the sample exposure chamber. This experiment system is proposed as a candidate payload implemented on the exposed facility of Japanese Experiment Module on International Space Station.  (+info)

Large N-15 excesses have been measured in individual interplanetary dust particles (IDPs); TEM, in combination with spectroscopic measurements of the same IDPs, shows N concentrations within the carbonaceous material, and much of this is in organic form. The isotopic signature suggests that formation of this N-bearing carbonaceous material was in a cold, presolar molecular cloud, and it is surmised that the solid material grain embedded in the N-15-rich carbonaceous matter could be of presolar origin.
In the interstellar medium - the space between the stars in galaxies - new stars are born from material that is replenished by the debris ejected by stars when they die. This book is a comprehensive manual for studying the collisional and radiative processes observed in the interstellar medium. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and extended to cover related topics in radiation theory. It considers the chemistry of the interstellar medium both at the present epoch and in the early Universe, and discusses the physics and chemistry of shock waves. The methods of calculation of the rates of collisional excitation of interstellar molecules and atoms are explained, emphasising the quantum mechanical method. This book will be ideal for researchers involved in the interstellar medium and star formation, and physical chemists specialising in collision theory or in the measurement of the rates of collision processes.. • Comprehensive manual for studying collisional and radiative processes ...
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Stephen Walley.. Astronomers have long realised that reactions on the surface of dust grains play an important role in the formation of molecules in the interstellar medium (ISM), in particular those found frozen out as interstellar ices. To help understand the gas-grain interaction in the ISM , our group is undertaking a range of experimental and theoretical investigations of the adsorption, desorption and formation of interstellar ices.. This talk is part of the Surfaces, Microstructure and Fracture Group series.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Exothermic chemical reactions can drive nonthermal crystallization of amorphous silicate grains. AU - Kaito, Chihiro. AU - Miyazaki, Yu. AU - Kumamoto, Akihito. AU - Kimura, Yuki. PY - 2007/1/1. Y1 - 2007/1/1. N2 - To explain how cometary silicates crystallize yet still preserve volatile interstellar ices in their parent comets, we experimentally demonstrate the possibility of chemical-reaction-driven crystallization, which is called non-thermal crystallization, using laboratory-synthesized amorphous Mg-bearing silicate grains. Analog silicate grains ∼50-100 nm in diameter covered with a carbonaceous layer consisting of amorphous carbon, CH 4, and other organics to a thickness of ∼10-30 nm were used as models. The analog silicate grains crystallized via the direct flow of surface reaction energy, which is produced by the graphitization of the carbonaceous layer due to oxidation at room temperature in air, into the silicates. The experimental results imply that amorphous ...
Abstract. A comparison of northern and southern hemispheric paleotemperature profiles suggests that the Bölling-Alleröd Interstadial, Younger Dryas stadial, and subsequent Preboreal warming which occurred at the end of the last ice age were characterized by temperatures that changed synchronously in various parts of the world, implying that these climatic oscillations were produced by significant changes in the Earths energy balance. These globally coordinated oscillations are not easily explained by ocean current mechanisms such as bistable flipping of ocean deep-water production or regional temperature changes involving the NW/SE migration of the North Atlantic polar front. They also are not accounted for by Earth orbital changes in seasonality or by increases in atmospheric CO2 or CH4. On the other hand, evidence of an elevated cosmic ray flux and of a major interstellar dust incursion around 15,800 years B.P. suggest that a cosmic ray wind driven incursion of interstellar dust and gas may ...
The researchers started with water and a variety of simple molecules that are known to exist in the `real` clouds, such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ammonia and hydrogen cyanide. Although these initial ingredients were not exactly the same in each experiment, both groups `cooked` them in a similar way. In specific chambers in the laboratory they reproduced the common conditions of temperature and pressure known to exist in interstellar clouds, which is, by the way, quite different from our `normal` conditions. Interstellar clouds have a temperature of 260 °C below zero, and the pressure is also very low (almost zero). Great care was taken to exclude contamination. As a result, grains analogous to those in the clouds were formed ...
The origin of water on our planet is not only of interest for our understanding of the evolution of our own planet and life thereon, but even more so for the increasing exploration of other planets within our solar system and the discovery of potential planetary systems in other galaxies. Having spent half a lifetime teaching his students the accepted versions of the origin of our planetary water, which increasingly did not fit the available evidence, Dr Mike Drake at the University of Arizona suggested an alternative hypothesis: that water was already present at the surfaces of interstellar dust grains when they accreted to form our planet. Although this hypothesis fitted with all available evidence, it would only be feasible if the adhesion of water to the dust grains was sufficiently strong to survive the harsh conditions in the interstellar dust clouds where planets form. Computer simulations by myself and colleagues in UCL, Arizona and Muenster on the adhesion of water to a mineral commonly ...
NASAs Cassini spacecraft has detected the faint but distinct signature of dust coming from beyond our solar system. The research, led by a team of Cassini scientists primarily from Europe,
It has been firmly established over the last quarter century that cosmic dust plays important roles in astrochemistry. The consequences of these roles affect the formation of planets, stars and even galaxies. Cosmic dust has been a controversial topic but there is now a considerable measure of agreement as to its nature and roles in astronomy, and its initiation of astrobiology. The subject has stimulated an enormous research effort, with researchers in many countries now involved in laboratory research and in |I|ab initio|/I| computations. This is the first book devoted to a study of the chemistry of cosmic dust, presenting current thinking on the subject distilled from many publications in surface and solid-state science, and in astronomy. The authors discuss the nature of dust, its formation and evolution, the chemistry it can promote on its surfaces, and the consequences of these functions. The purpose of this book is to review current understanding and to indicate where future work is required.
Metallic aluminum alloy foils exposed oil the forward, comet-facing surface of the aerogel tray oil the Stardust spacecraft are likely to have been impacted by the same cometary particle Population as the dedicated impact sensors and the aerogel collector. The ability of soft aluminum alloy to record hypervelocity impacts as bowl-shaped craters offers all opportunistic substrate for recognition of impacts by particles of a potentially wide size range. In contrast to impact surveys conducted oil samples from low Earth orbit, the simple encounter geometry for Stardust and Wild-2, with a known and constant spacecraft-particle relative velocity and effective surface-perpendicular impact trajectories, permits closely comparable simulation in laboratory experiments. For a detailed calibration program, we have selected a suite of spherical glass projectiles of uniform density and hardness characteristics, with well-documented particle size range from 10 mu m to nearly 100 mu m. Light gas gun buckshot ...
Many chemical models of dense interstellar clouds predict that the majority of gas-phase elemental nitrogen should be present as N2, with an abundance approximately five orders of magnitude less than that of hydrogen. As a homonuclear diatomic molecule, N2 is difficult to detect spectroscopically through infrared or millimeter-wavelength transitions. Therefore, its abundance is often inferred indirectly through its reaction product N2H+. Two main formation mechanisms, each involving two radical-radical reactions, are the source of N2 in such environments. Here we report measurements of the low temperature rate constants for one of these processes, the N + CN reaction, down to 56 K. The measured rate constants for this reaction, and those recently determined for two other reactions implicated in N2 formation, are tested using a gas-grain model employing a critically evaluated chemical network. We show that the amount of interstellar nitrogen present as N2 depends on the competition between its gas-phase
The large grains in interstellar space are probably complex, with refractory cores that condensed within stellar outflows topped by layers acquired subsequently during incursions into cold dense interstellar clouds. That cyclic process of growth and destruction outside of the clouds has been modeled[31][32] to demonstrate that the cores live much longer than the average lifetime of dust mass. Those cores mostly start with silicate particles condensing in the atmospheres of cool oxygen rich red-giant stars and carbon grains condensing in the atmospheres of cool carbon stars. The red-giant stars have evolved off the main sequence and have entered the giant phase of their evolution and are the major source of refractory dust grain cores in galaxies. Those refractory cores are also called Stardust (section above), which is a scientific term for the small fraction of cosmic dust that condensed thermally within stellar gases as they were ejected from the stars. Several percent of refractory grain ...
The chemistry of life may have begun shortly after the Big Bang, 13.8 billion years ago, during a habitable epoch when the Universe was only 10-17 million years old.[4][5] The first carbon-containing molecule detected in the interstellar medium was the methylidyne radical (CH) in 1937.[6] From the early 1970s it was becoming evident that interstellar dust consisted of a large component of more complex organic molecules (COMs),[7] probably polymers. Chandra Wickramasinghe proposed the existence of polymeric composition based on the molecule formaldehyde (H2CO).[8] Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe later proposed the identification of bicyclic aromatic compounds from an analysis of the ultraviolet extinction absorption at 2175A.,[9] thus demonstrating the existence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon molecules in space. In 2004, scientists reported[10] detecting the spectral signatures of anthracene and pyrene in the ultraviolet light emitted by the Red Rectangle nebula (no other such complex ...
The chemistry of life may have begun shortly after the Big Bang, 13.8 billion years ago, during a habitable epoch when the Universe was only 10-17 million years old.[4][5]. The first carbon-containing molecule detected in the interstellar medium was the methylidyne radical (CH•) in 1937.[6] From the early 1970s it was becoming evident that interstellar dust consisted of a large component of more complex organic molecules (COMs),[7] probably polymers. Chandra Wickramasinghe proposed the existence of polymeric composition based on the molecule formaldehyde (H2CO).[8] Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe later proposed the identification of bicyclic aromatic compounds from an analysis of the ultraviolet extinction absorption at 2175 Å,[9] thus demonstrating the existence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon molecules in space.. In 2004, scientists reported[10] detecting the spectral signatures of anthracene and pyrene in the ultraviolet light emitted by the Red Rectangle nebula (no other such ...
Abstract: Using 3D MHD simulation with the effects of radiative cooling/heating, chemical reactions, and thermal conduction, we investigate the formation of molecular cloud in the ISM. We consider the formation of molecular cloud by accretion of the HI clouds as suggested in recent observations. The simulation shows that the initial HI medium is compressed and piled up behind the shock waves induced by the accretion flows. Since the initial medium is highly inhomogeneous as a consequence of the thermal instability, the formed molecular cloud becomes very turbulent owing to the development of the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability. The structure of the post shock region is composed of dense cold gas (T,100 K) and diffuse warm gas (T,1,000 K), which are spatially well mixed owing to the turbulence. Because the energy source of the turbulence is the accretion flows, the turbulence is highly anisotropic biased toward the direction of accretion flows. The kinetic energy of the turbulence dominates the ...
Existence of dark matter depends on cosmic dust, not the shape of rotation curves!. Dark matter thought to hold galaxies together depending on the shape of rotation curves is false as ALL galaxy velocities are overstated by the redshift in cosmic dust that concentrates at the outer edges of the galaxy disk - PR12703593
Abstract : Amino acids are the essential molecular components of living organisms on Earth, but the proposed mechanisms for their spontaneous generation have been unable to account for their presence in Earths early history. The delivery of extraterrestrial organic compounds has been proposed as an alternative to generation on Earth, and some amino acids have been found in several meteorites. Here we report the detection of amino acids in the room-temperature residue of an interstellar ice analogue that was ultraviolet-irradiated in a high vacuum at 12 K. We identified 16 amino acids ; the chiral ones showed enantiomeric separation. Some of the identified amino acids are also found in meteorites. Our results demonstrate that the spontaneous generation of amino acids in the interstellar medium is possible, supporting the suggestion that prebiotic molecules could have been delivered to the early Earth by cometary dust, meteorites or interplanetary dust particles.. ...
Explanation: Every book has a first page and every catalog a first entry. And so this lovely blue cosmic cloud begins the van den Bergh Catalog (vdB) of stars surrounded by reflection nebulae. Interstellar dust clouds reflecting the light of the nearby stars, the nebulae usually appear blue because scattering by the dust grains is more effective at shorter (bluer) wavelengths. The same type of scattering gives planet Earth its blue daytime skies. Van den Berghs 1966 list contains a total of 158 entries more easily visible from the northern hemisphere, including bright Pleiades cluster stars and other popular targets for astroimagers. Less than 5 light-years across, VdB1 lies about 1,600 light-years distant in the constellation Cassiopeia. Also on this scene, two intriguing nebulae at the right show loops and outflow features associated with the energetic process of star formation. Within are extremely young variable stars V633 Cas (top) and V376 Cas ...
Ok. Lets get some terminology down first. If a body (like the Earth) is orbiting around the Sun, we say it is closest to the Sun at perihelion and farthest from the Sun at aphelion. If a body (like the Moon) is orbiting around the Earth, its closest point to the Earth is perigee and its farthest point from the Earth is apogee. In 2000, perihelion for the Earth was on January 3, 2000, and aphelion was on July 4, 2000. The Earth was 91,405,436 miles from Sun at perihelion and 94,511,989 miles from Sun at aphelion. For the year 2001, perihelion will occur on January 3, 2001 and aphelion will occur on July 4, 2001. The actual date for perihelion and aphelion will differ from year to year. But, you can see that the Earth is closest to the Sun in January and farthest from the Sun in July!. This may not seem right. I mean its winter in the northern hemisphere in January and yet we are closest to the Sun. But, our seasons are actually determined by the tilt of the Earth and not the Earths proximity ...
Ok. Lets get some terminology down first. If a body (like the Earth) is orbiting around the Sun, we say it is closest to the Sun at perihelion and farthest from the Sun at aphelion. If a body (like the Moon) is orbiting around the Earth, its closest point to the Earth is perigee and its farthest point from the Earth is apogee. In 2000, perihelion for the Earth was on January 3, 2000, and aphelion was on July 4, 2000. The Earth was 91,405,436 miles from Sun at perihelion and 94,511,989 miles from Sun at aphelion. For the year 2001, perihelion will occur on January 3, 2001 and aphelion will occur on July 4, 2001. The actual date for perihelion and aphelion will differ from year to year. But, you can see that the Earth is closest to the Sun in January and farthest from the Sun in July!. This may not seem right. I mean its winter in the northern hemisphere in January and yet we are closest to the Sun. But, our seasons are actually determined by the tilt of the Earth and not the Earths proximity ...
Mineral evolution is a new way to look at our planets history. Its the study of the increasing diversity and characteristics of Earths near-surface minerals, from the dozen that arrived on interstellar dust particles when the Solar System was formed to the more than 4,700 types existing today. Ne
This table contains results from a survey of the Orion A and B molecular clouds undertaken with the IRAC and MIPS instruments on board Spitzer. In total, five distinct fields were mapped, covering 9 deg2 in five mid-IR bands spanning 3 - 24 microns (um). The survey includes the Orion Nebula Cluster, the Lynds 1641, 1630, and 1622 dark clouds, and the NGC 2023, 2024, 2068, and 2071 nebulae. These data are merged with the Two Micron All Sky Survey point source catalog to generate a catalog of eight-band photometry. The authors identify 3479 dusty young stellar objects (YSOs) in the Orion molecular clouds by searching for point sources with mid-IR colors indicative of reprocessed light from dusty disks or in-falling envelopes. The YSOs are subsequently classified on the basis of their mid-IR colors and their spatial distributions are presented. The authors classify 2991 of the YSOs as pre-main-sequence stars with disks and 488 as likely protostars. Most of the sources were observed with IRAC in two ...
What makes carbon-based organic compounds especially interesting to scientists is that life is made of them and produces them. So one source of the organics in Martian samples could be biology, Eigenbrode said. But she said there were other potential sources that might be more plausible.. Organics, for instance, can be formed through non-biological geothermal and hydrothermal processes on Earth, and presumably on Mars too. In addition, both meteorites and interstellar dust are known to contain organic compounds, and they rain down on Mars as they do on Earth.. Eigenbrode said the organics being detected could be coming from any one source, or from all of them.. Asked at the workshop what concentrations of organics were found, she replied with a grin that more light will be shed on the question at next weeks American Geophysical Union meeting.. The detection of a growing variety of organics on Mars adds to the conclusion already reached by the Curiosity team - that Mars was once much wetter, ...
For galaxy fans, you have got to point your telescope towards NGC 6946, the Fireworks Galaxy (RA 20h 34m 52.3s Dec +60 09 14). Who cares if this barred spiral galaxy 10 million light years away? This is one supernovae active baby! At one time, it was widely believed that NGC 6946 was a member of our Local Group; mainly because it could be easily resolved into stars.. There was a reddening observed in it, believed to be indicative of distance - but now know to be caused by interstellar dust. But it isnt the shrouding dust cloud that makes NGC 6946 so interesting, its the fact that so many supernova and star-forming events have sparkled in its arms in the last few years that has science puzzled! So many, in fact, that theyve been recorded every year or two for the last 60 years…. Now, for the really cool part - understanding barred structure. Thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope and a study of more than 2,000 spiral galaxies - the Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS) - astronomers understand ...
Rare earths are the flotsam of a churning, restless planet - 17 oddly behaving metal oxides pushed from deep in the mantle up to the crust over countless eons. Cerium was soon put to use. Because of its inherent ability to glow in heat, it was used to treat mantles on kerosene lanterns (Welsbachs invention) and later in Victorian gas street lamps to make them glow more brightly. Like all elements heavier than iron, they were manufactured in dying stars as they undergo the supernova process - they are ejected into space and form part of the interstellar dust that condenses to form new solar systems, Long said. According to Popular Science columnist Theodore Gray, The chemistry of elements depends almost entirely on the outer shell. What makes rare earths so important are their magnetic properties, Gray said, which result when electrons are added to the inner orbits, giving each a distinct set of peculiarities. If dysprosium replaces but 6 percent of the neodymium in the electric motor magnets
Rare earths are the flotsam of a churning, restless planet - 17 oddly behaving metal oxides pushed from deep in the mantle up to the crust over countless eons. Cerium was soon put to use. Because of its inherent ability to glow in heat, it was used to treat mantles on kerosene lanterns (Welsbachs invention) and later in Victorian gas street lamps to make them glow more brightly. Like all elements heavier than iron, they were manufactured in dying stars as they undergo the supernova process - they are ejected into space and form part of the interstellar dust that condenses to form new solar systems, Long said. According to Popular Science columnist Theodore Gray, The chemistry of elements depends almost entirely on the outer shell. What makes rare earths so important are their magnetic properties, Gray said, which result when electrons are added to the inner orbits, giving each a distinct set of peculiarities. If dysprosium replaces but 6 percent of the neodymium in the electric motor magnets
You seem to want to aggravate someone into commenting on evolution. Well, I will say this: Genesis was written a long time ago. It was not written as a scientific document. It does not talk about neutrons and protons, quarks and electrons. It says nothing about the sun being a burning gas fire full of hydrogen and helium or that other stars went supernova spitting heavy elements everywhere forming interstellar dust which could form a planet such as our own. It does not mention dinosaurs, the enormous meteor that wiped them out or an ice age. In fact, its not very comprehensive from a scientific viewpoint. But then again, Genesis does not try to be from a scientific viewpoint. Genesis sets out to tell us what we need to know. God created everything. He created life. And not only that, but His Son and the Spirit were there. Gods word is powerful. He created us in His image. We then turned from Him, i.e. sinned. The Bible as a whole explains this very well. We sin and that separates us from God, ...
The universe started 13.5 billion years ago with the Big Bang. Our earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old. As the interstellar dust coalesced to form Earth, it took approximately another billion years for the planet to cool and for the water vapor in the atmosphere to condense and form the oceans.. It was during this time that bacteriophage and bacteria evolved. They existed in this primordial earth alone for over a billion years before the evolution of eucaryotic cells. Bacteria and bacteriophage are the true senior citizens of our planet. Today, bacteriophage are ubiquitous and are the most diverse and widely distributed entities in the biosphere. One of the denses sources of phage is in sea water, where it is reported that there can be as many as one billion virions per millimeter of water. Bacteriophage give us a unique window into the past where we can imagine an even earlier period of primordial abiotic molecular self-assembly. Bacteriophage ...
The workshop will showcase a host of physics experiments that would not only exploit the environment, but might also become economically viable only by piggybacking off the stations power and navigation capabilities. These include a meteoroid-environment monitor, which would study the drifting interstellar dust that never reaches Earth owing to the planets magnetic field. A low-frequency radio observatory could be used to pick up radiation from the Universes dark ages, between 400,000 and 100 million years after the Big Bang - which is hugely challenging﻽ on Earth because of interference from human sources and the planets ionosphere, says Mark Bentum, a physicist at the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands ...
3 CEN (3 Centauri). While the name, neither proper nor Greek letter, carries no panache, fourth magnitude (4.28) 3 Cen (less often k Cen) is one of the more unusual, indeed remarkable, stars of the sky. In far northern Centaurus, just below the border with Hydra and part of a small triangle made of 1, 2, and 3 Cen, the star is just barely far enough north to carry a Flamsteed number. But that is not what makes it so prominent among stellar astronomers. Its fame rests far more on its very odd chemical composition. But first, some particulars. Seen at a substantial distance of 347 light years (give or take 26), the star is binary, made of two blue-white class B stars separated by about 8 seconds of arc. The brighter, fifth magnitude (4.53) 3 Cen A is listed as a B5 giant (but see below), while 3 Cen B is a lesser sixth magnitude (6.02) B8 dwarf. The two are dimmed by about 15 percent by interstellar dust. The focus of attention is always on 3 Cen A. The adopted temperature of 17,500 Kelvin, high ...
Astronomers led by Simon Driver of Scotlands University of St. Andrews have discovered that interstellar dust shades us from as much as 50% of the light emitted by stars and galaxies. The scientists compared the number of galaxies we could see edge-on against the number which were facing us, re...
The planets residing in our solar system, just like the exoplanets of every other stellar system throughout the universe, formed when cosmic dust clumped together over billions of years. G
Originally from Korea, David Choong Lee (featured in HF Vol. 30) has been a staple of San Franciscos art scene for the past 20 years. Known for his elaborate assemblages composed of individual paintings on boxes on different depths, Lee deftly blends figuration with abstract dreamscapes, inserting realistically-rendered figures into explosions of shapes and kaleidoscopic colors. For his latest body of work, however, Lee emptied his paintings of human presence. His solo show Cosmic Dust, opening at Luna Rienne Gallery in San Francisco on September 13, will feature a series of acrylic paintings on canvas that focus on Lees intergalactic worlds - untouched and uninhabited. Honing in on the psychedelic imagery that once served as a background for his figures, he unfurls pools of liquid rainbows, mysterious glowing orbs and powerful beams of light. His new work gives the sensation of touching down on another planet.. This is Lees first abstract body of work, and one that he considers very ...
The CODITA project was designed to answer two overarching questions: how much cosmic dust enters the Earths atmosphere every day, and...
Interstellar Cycle Ultimately, stars form the interstellar medium. Stars replenish the interstellar medium at the end of their life cycle. There is a balance between the interstellar medium and stars.
We describe observations of the (CO)-O-18 J = 2 --, 1, 3 --, 2 and C I P-3(1) --, P-3(0) lines towards the HH24-26 molecular cloud core. The (CO)-O-18 traces the north-south molecular ridge, but the dense clumps identified by previous high-resolution HCO+ and dust continuum data do not stand out. Using H-2 column densities estimated from dust continuum measurements, we find that the CO abundance may be reduced by factors of at least 10 towards three positions (two of which are Class O protostars). Depending on the assumptions employed, the reduction may be as high as similar to 50 towards the clump positions. The magnitude of the reduced abundances is in good agreement with chemical models of collapsing clouds in which molecules accrete on to dust grains. Alternative interpretations, retaining normal abundances. and relying on subtle optical depth and beam filling effects, are considered, but shown to be less likely. The contrast in C I line intensity is low across the source. The greater part ...
I have discovered a prominent light echo around the low-luminosity Type II-plateau supernova (SN) 2008bk in NGC 7793, seen in archival images obtained with the Wide Field Channel of the Advanced Camera for Surveys on board the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The echo is a partial ring, brighter to the north and east than to the south and west. The analysis of the echo I present suggests that it is due to the SN light pulse scattered by a sheet, or sheets, of dust located Almost-Equal-To 15 pc from the SN. The composition of the dust is assumed to be of standard Galactic diffuse interstellar grains. The visual extinction of the dust responsible for the echo is A{sub V} Almost-Equal-To 0.05 mag in addition to the extinction due to the Galactic foreground toward the host galaxy. That the SN experienced much less overall extinction implies that it is seen through a less dense portion of the interstellar medium in its environment. The late-time HST photometry of SN 2008bk also clearly demonstrates that ...
The relationship between stars and the material around them -- the interstellar medium -- is complicated. Stars are born from this material -- wispy clouds of hydrogen, helium, and other elements, plus solid grains of dust. And when stars die, they expel much of their material back into the interstellar medium, enriching it with elements forged in the hearts of the stars themselves.. And between birth and death, a star can have a powerful influence on the interstellar medium around it.. An example is the star known as Alpha Camelopardalis. Its one of the brightest stars of the faint constellation Camelopardalis, the giraffe, which is high in the north on January evenings.. Alpha Cam is probably 25 to 30 times as massive as the Sun. That great heft makes its surface extremely hot, driving a strong wind of gas off the surface and into space, forming a big bubble around Alpha Cam.. The star is racing through space at more than a hundred thousand miles an hour. As it plows through the ...
Space is not empty, as the ancients believed when admiring the depth of the sky on starry nights. Space is occupied by material, although it is rarefied and with a non-uniform distribution between stars, planets and galaxies.The interstellar material (5) of our galaxy and perhaps of the entire universe is composed of hydrogen (70%) and helium (28%) in the gaseous state. Only a very small part (2%) is formed of tiny solid particles, called cosmic dust or interstellar grains. Among these elements like O, C, N, Ni, S, Al and Fe and also various organic and inorganic molecules have been identified.An important role in the evolution of the interstellar material is played by these grains, responsible for the absorption and diffraction of radiation, grain/grain collisions, absorption of various substances on their surfaces and electrical conductance. These latter properties allow electrical charge transfer inside the molecular clouds, regulating the ion/molecule interaction, in turn a source of further ...
Interplanetary dust particle collected from the stratosphere over south-western USA, probably from Comet 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup Link to MinDat.org Location Data ...
The uncertainties reported by the DIRBE team were dominated by systematic uncertainties in the foreground determination. This met the mission objective of searching for the CIB to the limits imposed by our astrophysical environment. Major sources of uncertainty were the stellar foreground model (1.2-3.5 µm), the interplanetary dust model (1.25-100 µm), and the interstellar medium model (100-240 µm). Because DIRBE data can yield improved measurements of the CIB as the foregrounds are better determined, it is worth summarizing how the DIRBE team analysis was done. The interplanetary dust contribution presents the most difficult problem except at the longest wavelengths, since it dominates the measured sky brightness from 1-140 µm even at high galactic and ecliptic latitude (see Figure 2, Hauser et al. 1998). The contribution from the IPD was determined by fitting a parameterized model of the spatial distribution and scattering and radiative properties of the dust cloud to the apparent annual ...
Numerous nitrile/isonitrile pairs have been detected in the interstellar medium; the isonitriles are suggested to be generated by nonthermal processes. Benzonitrile (C$_{6}$H$_{5}$CN) was recently detected in Taurus Molecular Cloud 1 (TMC-1) by radioastronomy. Herein, we report the analysis of benzoisonitrile (C$_{6}$H$_{5}$NC, $\mu$$_{a}$ = 4.0 D) ground vibrational state and its two lowest-energy vibrational states, \nub{22} (141 \wn, calculated at the B3LYP/6-311+G(2d,p) level of theory) and \nub{33} (155 \wn), in the 135 - 375 GHz frequency region. Over 4500 new rotational transitions have been measured in the ground vibrational state, main isotopologue. The rotational and distortion constants determined in this work may be used to search for benzoisonitrile in the interstellar medium. The Coriolis-coupled dyad reported herein, containing over 3000 new transitions for each vibrational state, has been analyzed for the first time, including resonances and several nominal interstate ...
We present continuum data from the Submillimetre Common-User Bolometer Array (SCUBA) on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT), and the multiband imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS) on the Spitzer Space Telescope, at submillimetre and infrared wavelengths, respectively. We study the Taurus molecular cloud 1 (TMC1) and, in particular, the region of the Taurus Molecular Ring (TMR). In the continuum data, we see no real evidence for a ring, but rather we see one side of it only, appearing as a filament. We name the filament the bulls tail. The filament is seen in emission at 850, 450 and 160 μm, and in absorption at 70 μm.We compare the data with archive data from the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) at 12, 25, 60, 100 μm, in which the filament is also seen in absorption. We find that the emission from the filament consists of two components: a narrow, cold (∼8 K), central core, and a broader, slightly warmer (∼12 K), shoulder of emission. We use a radiative transfer code to ...
My thesis built on the work by Biesecker et al. (2002) who studied the Kreutz comets which arrived from 1996-1998. Biesecker et al. showed that Kreutz comets behave in a characteristic fashion: brightening as they approach the Sun, reaching a peak in brightness prior to perihelion, then fading as they continue to approach perihelion. They also found that the brightening followed two universal curves which peaked at slightly different heliocentric distances. I have updated and improved their photometric routines (presented at DPS in 2004) and have calculated the photometry for all SOHO comets which were discovered by February 2006 (approximately 1100 comets and more than 20,000 images). From this much larger sample of light curves (the original two universal curves model was derived from only the 56 brightest comets seen from 1996-1998), it appears that the two universal curves are smeared out and become part of a broader distribution of peaks in the brightness which occur from 10-14 solar ...
The first of these missions was DEEP IMPACT which encountered comet 9P/Temel 1 and, at about 05h45 UTC on 4 July 2005, intentionally impacted a 370 kg projectile onto the comet resulting in an ejecta plume that was observed by fly-by spacecraft and by ground-based observatories. Observations of the plume within one second after the impact were subsequently explained in terms of a cloud of expanding, incandescent, liquid droplets cooling from ≈ 3500 K to 1000 K in less than half a second. The total mass of the droplets was about ten times that of the impactor. Spitzer Space Telescope observations of the comet dust coma before impact show a rather smooth, featureless spectrum indicative of large (radius , 100 μm), optically thick, silicate emission grains. After the impact the scattering produced by the coma increased enormously, indicating the presence of large amounts of sub-micron sized particles, dust much smaller than in the pre-impact coma. These observations can be explained by the ...
A series of reports focus on comet Hale-Bopp, including its extreme brightness, its increasing activity, and its flair for variable, dusty outbursts as it approaches the sun (see the Perspective by Cruikshank, p. 1895). Detailed images from the Hubble Space Telescope (Weaver et al.,p. 1900) indicate that the comet nucleus is very large (between 27 to 42 kilometers in diameter). Thermal infrared observations from the Earth-orbiting Infrared Satellite Observatory (Crovisier et al.,p. 1904) and ground-based telescopes (Hayward and Hanner, p. 1907) indicate that the dust grains coming off the nucleus as the comet moved inside of Mars orbit are probably crystalline and amorphous silicates. Optical observations (Rauer et al., p. 1909), see cover, and Wagner and Schleicher, p. 1918) showed high rates of sublimation of icy, dust grains, dominated by water and cyanide even at large distances from the sun. Photometric observations (Schleicher et al., p. 1913) also indicated that the gas production rates ...
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Related resource: This practical activity, from the Royal Society, helps students to visualise the scale of our solar system by drawing out the planets orbits around the sun in a scale model. One astronomical unit is the distance between the Earth and the Sun, and this is used by astronomers to describe distances in space. A table is provided with the distance of each planet from the Sun given in astronomical units, which students can use to calculate a suitable scale for their model solar system based on the area they have available - the playground is ideal ...
S.I. Anisimov, V.P. Karyagin, V.M. Kovtunenko, A.B. Konstantinov, R.S. Kremnev, V.A. Kudryashov, Yu.A. Osipyan, Yu.A. Ryzhov, S.B. Svirshchevskii, A.Z. Strukov, A.V. Terterashvili, V.E. Fortov, Recording of dust particles in the vicinity of the nucleus of Comet Halley by the `Photon instrument (in Russian), Космические исследования, 25(6), 860-866 (1987) [S.I. Anisimov, V.P. Karyagin, V.M. Kovtunenko, A.B. Konstantinov, R.S. Kremnev, V.A. Kudryashov, Yu.A. Osipyan, Yu.A. Ryzhov, S.B. Svirshchevskii, A.Z. Strukov, A.V. Terterashvili, V.E. Fortov, Recording of dust particles in the vicinity of the nucleus of Comet Halley by the `Photon instrument, Cosmic Research, 25(6), 671-676 (1987)]. ...
What is the possibility that any life found beyond Earth will resemble life on our planet?. There are many theories about what kinds of life we may discover elsewhere in the Universe. Some scientists think life will be similar to us - based on carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and similar elements. Other scientists believe we may find life that is completely different - perhaps based on silicon instead of carbon, or able to use in liquid methane or ethane as a solvent, as opposed to liquid water. Based on a chemistry standpoint, I believe any life we find will probably be carbon-based, for several reasons. First, life that uses lighter elements like carbon and nitrogen would be more likely simply because these elements are more abundant in the Universe than heavier elements like silicon and arsenic. Second, we know that carbon-based compounds like methanol, carbon dioxide and amino acids are present on comets, in meteorites and in giant molecular clouds (interstellar clouds of gas in which the formation ...
The mission collected cosmic dust and other particles for three years by using a two-layer aerogel ultra-low density silica gel ... It collected cosmic dust and exposed dehydrated microorganisms outside the International Space Station while orbiting 400 km ( ... The mission, designed and performed by Japan, used ultra-low density silica gel (aerogel) to collect cosmic dust by, which is ... 2014). "Design of a Silica-aerogel-based Cosmic Dust Collector for the Tanpopo Mission Aboard the International Space Station ...
January 4 - A machine, dubbed the "cosmic dust sucker," begins its first runs. It will be used to literally pull in cosmic dust ... Lucibella, Michael (January 4, 2017). "Cosmic Dust Sucker". Antarctic Sun. McGowan, Stephen (April 25, 2017). "Getting Down to ... microbes and mineral dust. Samples will be collected from this buried ice mass, down to a depth of 10 meters, and cosmogenic ...
Scott, A. O. (May 10, 2002). "Kicking Up Cosmic Dust". The New York Times. Retrieved May 10, 2002. "26th Annual Golden ...
"Cosmic Dust Experiment (CDE)". Hampton University. 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-16. "Solar Occultation For Ice Experiment". GATS, ... The AIM mission will help determine what factors - temperature, water vapor, and dust particles - lead to the formation of ...
Mayo Greenberg, J (2002). "Cosmic dust and our origins". Surface Science. 500 (1-3): 793-822. Bibcode:2002SurSc.500..793M. doi: ... The dark cloud of dust and gas is a region in the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex where star formation is taking place. It is ... The darkness of the Horsehead is caused mostly by thick dust blocking the light of stars behind it. The lower part of the ... It appears within the southern region of the dense dust cloud known as Lynds 1630, along the edge of the much larger, active ...
Padma Kant Shukla-coauthor of Introduction to Dusty Plasma Physics Mendis, D. A. (September 1979). "Dust in cosmic plasma ... those from positive ions-dust particle interactions, and neutral-dust particle interactions. Ion-dust interactions are further ... The temperature of dust in a plasma may be quite different from its environment. For example: The electric potential of dust ... Mendis, D. A. (1979). "Dust in cosmic plasma environments". Astrophysics and Space Science. 65 (1): 5-12. Bibcode:1979Ap&SS..65 ...
Out of the Cosmic Dust. Vasanta Press. 1985. Eco-Theology: Toward a Religion for our Times. Eco-Philosophy Publications. 1984. ... World as Sanctuary: The Cosmic Philosophy of Henryk Skolimowski. Creative Fire Press. 2010. Let There Be Light: The Mysterious ... Journey of Cosmic Creativity. Wisdom Tree. 2005. Philosophy for a New Civilization. Gyan Publishing House. 2001. The Dawn of ...
NASA) Cosmic dust caught in aerogel blocks from "Stardust". (NASA) Cosmic dust tracks from a comet caught in aerogel blocks ... Silica aerogel has been used to capture cosmic dust, also known as space dust. NASA used an aerogel to trap space dust ... "NASA - Catching Comet Dust With Aerogel". NASA. Retrieved 29 March 2021. Tsou, Peter. "Silica Aerogel Captures Cosmic Dust ... Tsou, Peter (2 June 1995). "Silica aerogel captures cosmic dust intact". Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. Proceedings of the ...
... "cosmic dust bunny", due to its "very lightweight and 'fluffy' conglomerate of dust and ice grains." In August 2020, astronomers ... Oumuamua a cosmic dust bunny?". Earth & Sky. Archived from the original on 27 November 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2019. ... They have named it 1I/2017 U1 (ʻOumuamua) and estimate it could be one of 10,000 others lurking undetected in our cosmic ... We show this is consistent with predictions of an insulating mantle produced by long-term cosmic ray exposure. An internal icy ...
A similar product, Cosmic Candy, previously called Space Dust, was in powdered form and was also manufactured by General Foods ... space dust cosmic candy pop rocks. Cadbury Marvellous Creations Archived 2012-09-23 at the Wayback Machine "Heston's Titanic ...
She identified that supernovae could be factories of cosmic dust by using the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope to study cold dust ... Her research considers how cosmic dust grains form in elliptical galaxies. She has used the Akari satellite to survey the sky ... "Smoking Supernovae as Cosmic Dust Factories". European AstroFest 2018. Retrieved 2018-06-09. "Stars Are The Universe's Neat ... She studies the formation and evolution of cosmic dust using the Herschel Space Observatory. She is Head of Public Engagement ...
Zook, Herbert A. (2001). "Spacecraft Measurements of the Cosmic Dust Flux". In Peucker-Ehrenbrink, B.; Schmitz, B. (eds.). ... Plane, John M. C. (2012). "Cosmic dust in the earth's atmosphere". Chemical Society Reviews. 41: 6507-6518. doi:10.1039/ ... A significant fraction (by number, if not by mass) of interplanetary dust, that is still falling on the Earth at the rate of ... thousands of tons per year, is in the nanoparticle range; and the same is true of atmospheric dust particles. Many viruses have ...
"DDS - Dust Detector Subsystem". NASA. Archived from the original on June 19, 2020. Retrieved May 15, 2011. "Cosmic Dust: ... and a detector of cosmic and Jovian dust. It also carried the Heavy Ion Counter, an engineering experiment to assess the ... The masses of dust particles that the DDS could detect go from 10−16 to 10−7 grams. The speed of these small particles could be ... The Dust Detector Subsystem (DDS) was used to measure the mass, electric charge, and velocity of incoming particles. ...
The Dust Telescope, a space observatory that would measure various properties of incoming cosmic dust. The dust telescope would ... "Cosmic Dust - Messenger from Distant Worlds" (PDF). University Stuttgart. Archived (PDF) from the original on February 24, 2014 ... Small Missions to Asteroids and Comets Stardust (Cometary/Interstellar Dust Return) - Discovery 4 finalist. Venus Composition ... Other proposal submissions for Discovery 15 and 16 missions included: Asteroids, comets, Centaurs, interplanetary dust ...
CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Cosmic Dust". Peterson Entertainment, llc. Retrieved September 2, 2016. CS1 maint: ... Washington as the guitarist in jazz band Cosmic Dust. He formed alternative rock band Citizen Swing in 1992, which released two ...
They are also the most common class of carbon molecule in meteorites and in cometary and asteroidal dust (cosmic dust). These ... In October 2011, scientists reported that cosmic dust contains organic matter ("amorphous organic solids with a mixed aromatic- ... Chow, Denise (26 October 2011). "Discovery: Cosmic Dust Contains Matter from Stars". Space.com. Retrieved 2011-10-26. ... Suh, Kyung-Won (29 February 2016). "A MODEL FOR THE DUST ENVELOPE OF THE SILICATE CARBON STAR IRAS 09425-6040". The ...
Stardust is one component of cosmic dust. Stardust is individual solid grains that condensed during mass loss from various long ...
... and with Cosmic Dust, one studio album. Notes: Kennedy performs lead vocals and rhythm guitar on acoustic versions of "Back ...
Cosmic dust - small interplanetary and interstellar particles that are similar to meteorites (See Micrometeorite). ... Micrometeorite - microscopic meteorites derived from Cosmic dust. Nakhlite - a group of Martian meteorites Neumann lines (or ... Some or all of the original cosmic material has been replaced by diagenetic minerals. (It is, however, not a fossil). Fusion ...
"Sweeping the Dust from a Cosmic Lobster". ESO Press Release. Retrieved 11 April 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) ...
Hans Pettersson, "Cosmic Spherules and Meteoritic Dust." Scientific American, Volume 202 Issue 2 (February 1960), pp. 123-132. ... "Moon Dust and the Age of the Solar System." Archived 2012-03-09 at the Wayback Machine Creation Ex-Nihilo Technical Journal, ... In 1957, Hans Pettersson conducted one of the first direct measurements of the fall of space dust on the Earth, estimating it ... Andrew Snelling and David Rush, "Moon Dust and the Age of the Solar System" Archived 12 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine ...
Moshkin, B.E.; Ekonomov, A.P.; Golovin, Iu.M. (1979). "Dust on the surface of Venus". Kosmicheskie Issledovaniia (Cosmic ... this is still enough to transport dust and small stones across the surface, much like a slow-moving current of water.[1][25] ...
Cosmic Dust's first album, Journey, was released in 1991. The album was well received by critics. In 1993, the song "Spiritus" ... Cosmic Dust Journey (1991) Citizen Swing Cure Me with the Groove (1993) Deep Down (1995) The Mayfield Four Fallout (1998) ... Using the skills he learned from this course, in 1990 he began playing guitar for a jazz group called the Cosmic Dust Fusion ... After the release of Journey, Kennedy left Cosmic Dust to begin working on a new band that would become Citizen Swing, for ...
He named these solids stardust, postulating thereby a new component of interstellar Cosmic dust. Stardust inherits its unusual ... Stardust became an important component of cosmic dust. Clayton has described the stiff resistance encountered from ... Their works showed that very large dust grains (micrometers in radius) in comparison with average interstellar-medium dust ... predictions of the existence of interstellar cosmic dust grains from individual stars-individual chunks of long-dead stars. He ...
Such materials include cosmic dust and meteorites, as well as samples brought to Earth by sample return missions from the Moon ... Cosmic dust collected on Earth, in the Earth's stratosphere, and in low Earth orbit which likely include particles from the ... Cosmic dust contains complex organic compounds (amorphous organic solids with a mixed aromatic-aliphatic structure) that can be ... Examples of extraterrestrial material collected on Earth include cosmic dust and meteorites. Some of the meteorites found on ...
cosmic distance ladder cosmic dust Dust which exists in outer space or has fallen on Earth, generally composed of fine ... Micrometeorites are a major component of cosmic dust. micrometeoroid A very small meteoroid, usually weighing less than one ... cosmic microwave background (CMB) cosmic ray A type of radiation consisting of high-energy protons and atomic nuclei which move ... Collisions of cosmic rays with the Earth's atmosphere can produce dramatic effects both in the air and on the surface. ...
Stardust grains are one component of cosmic dust. In particular, radioactive 44Ti was measured to be very abundant within ... Stardust is one component of cosmic dust and is frequently called presolar grains. The measured isotopic compositions in ... Cosmic ray spallation is a process wherein cosmic rays impact the nuclei of the interstellar medium and fragment larger atomic ... Cosmic ray spallation process reduces the atomic weight of interstellar matter by the impact with cosmic rays, to produce some ...
In October 2011, scientists reported that cosmic dust contains complex organic matter ("amorphous organic solids with a mixed ... Chow, Denise (26 October 2011). "Discovery: Cosmic Dust Contains Organic Matter from Stars". Space.com. Retrieved 26 October ... Cosmic pluralism, the plurality of worlds, or simply pluralism, describes the philosophical belief in numerous "worlds" in ... Medieval Muslim writers like Fakhr al-Din al-Razi and Muhammad al-Baqir supported cosmic pluralism on the basis of the Qur'an. ...
Scientists also found that the cosmic dust permeating the universe contains complex organics ("amorphous organic solids with a ... Chow, Denise (26 October 2011). "Discovery: Cosmic Dust Contains Organic Matter from Stars". Space.com. Ogden, UT: Purch. ... 2009). "Cosmic Distribution of Chemical Complexity". Ames Research Center. Mountain View, CA: NASA. Archived from the original ... Based on computer model studies, the complex organic molecules necessary for life may have formed on dust grains in the ...
The mission collected cosmic dusts and other particles for three years by using an ultra-low density silica gel called aerogel ... The DNA of bacteria of the World Ocean and the Earth in cosmic dust at the International Space Station. T.V. Grebennikova, A.V ... In October 2011, scientists reported that cosmic dust contains complex organic matter ("amorphous organic solids with a mixed ... Chow, Denise (26 October 2011). "Discovery: Cosmic Dust Contains Organic Matter from Stars". Space.com. Retrieved 26 October ...
Elephants in the Dust - The African Elephant Crisis. UNEP, 2013. *^ a b "African Elephant Population Dropped 30 Percent in 7 ... Firestone, Richard; West, Allen; Warwick-Smith, Simon (4 June 2006). The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: How a Stone-Age Comet ... "Very high-temperature impact melt products as evidence for cosmic airbursts and impacts 12,900 years ago". Proceedings of the ...
Construction of the predecessor of the present Kamioka Observatory, the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo ... Initially, water from the Super-Kamiokande tank is passed through nominal 1 μm mesh filters to remove dust and particles, which ... Atmospheric neutrinos are secondary cosmic rays produced by the decay of particles resulting from interactions of primary ... cosmic rays (mostly protons) with Earth atmosphere. The observed atmospheric neutrino events fall into four categories. Fully ...
Cosmic dust. *Cosmic ray. *Cosmochemistry. *Diffuse interstellar band. *Earliest known life forms ...
Elementary material, cosmic education, and birth to three[edit]. During her years in India, Montessori and her son Mario ... Going over the room to see that everything is dusted and in order. Language: Conversation period: Children give an account of ... The term "cosmic education" was introduced to describe an approach for children aged from six to twelve years that emphasized ... During this period the older children in turn go through with the exercises of practical life, cleaning the room, dusting, ...
Cosmic dust is widely present in space, where gas and dust clouds are primary precursors for planetary systems. The zodiacal ... Dust resistant surfaces. A dust resistant surface is a state of prevention against dust contamination or damage, by a design or ... Dust in this regime has a complicated emission spectrum, and includes both thermal dust emission and spinning dust emission.[14 ... House dust can become airborne easily. Care is required when removing dust to avoid causing the dust to become airborne. A ...
In a review of Susskind's book The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design, Michael Duff writes ... Dust, & Dappled Spots, by Richard Lubbock, Books in Canada: The Canadian Review of Books. Retrieved July 2, 2007. ... In a review of Susskind's book The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design, string theorist ... American astrophysicist and cosmologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2006 for his work on the Cosmic Background ...
"Cosmic radiation" redirects here. For some other types of cosmic radiation, see Cosmic background radiation and Cosmic ... Cosmic rays can be divided into two types, galactic cosmic rays (GCR) and extragalactic cosmic rays, i.e., high-energy ... The latter three of these were first detected in cosmic rays. Primary cosmic rays. Primary cosmic rays primarily originate from ... "Are Cosmic Rays Electromagnetic radiation?". NASA. Retrieved 11 December 2012.. *^ a b "What are cosmic rays?". NASA, Goddard ...
Cosmic dust. *Cosmic ray. *Cosmochemistry. *Diffuse interstellar band. *Earliest known life forms ... Pyrimidine, like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), may have been formed in giant red stars or in interstellar dust and ... "Cosmic Distribution of Chemical Complexity" Archived 2014-02-27 at the Wayback Machine ...
van Stockum dust. *Weyl−Lewis−Papapetrou. *Vacuum solution (general relativity). *Vacuum solution ...
Cosmic Evolution is a multi-media web site that explores the cosmic-evolutionary scenario from big bang to humankind. ... and can be attributed mainly to polarized dust in the Milky Way.[13][14][15][16] ... Cosmic inflation expands space by a factor of the order of 1026 over a time of the order of 10-33 to 10-32 seconds. The ... This cosmic event is usually referred to as decoupling.. The photons present at the time of decoupling are the same photons ...
Cosmic dust. *Cosmic ray. *Cosmochemistry. *Diffuse interstellar band. *Earliest known life forms ... and dust inside the comae of comets C/2012 F6 (Lemmon) and C/2012 S1 (ISON).[20][21] ...
dust, n. (1) దుమ్ము; ధూళి; దూసరం; రజను; రజస్సు; పరాగం; మలోమలికితం; (2) చెత్త; పాంశువు; *cosmic -, విశ్వ పరాగం; విశ్వపాంశువు; ... dust, v. t. (1) జల్లు; సముద్ధూళించు; పూయు; (2) దుమ్ముని దులుపు; (note) వ్యతిరేకార్థములతో ఉన్న మాట; ...
Lambert, F.; Bigler, M.; Steffensen, J. P.; Hutterli, M.; Fischer, H. (2012). "Centennial mineral dust variability in high- ... "Dust-climate couplings over the past 800,000 years from the EPICA Dome C ice core". Nature. 452 (7187): 616-619. Bibcode: ... and brown curve is dust fluxes.[22][23] Note length of glacial-interglacial cycles averages ~100,000 years. ...
Hansson, J.; Sandin, F. (2005). "Preon stars: a new class of cosmic compact objects". Physics Letters B. 616 (1-2): 1-7. arXiv: ... Any black hole will continually absorb gas and interstellar dust from its surroundings. This is the primary process through ... has a Hawking temperature of 62 nanokelvins.[120] This is far less than the 2.7 K temperature of the cosmic microwave ... The cosmic censorship hypothesis rules out the formation of such singularities, when they are created through the gravitational ...
The Terror of Cosmic Loneliness. Turnstile. Bibliography[edit]. *Gruff Rhys (2014) American Interior: The Quixotic Journey of ... "Space Dust #2" b/w "Whale Trail". Ovni Records. 2011. Atheist Xmas EP. Ovni Records. ... "Tony da Gatorra vs Gruff Rhys - The Terror of Cosmic Loneliness , Music Review , Sounds and Colours". Soundsandcolours.com ...
Production Center gained notoriety when it was learned that the plant was releasing millions of pounds of uranium dust into the ...
The spectrum on the surface is slightly redder than that on Earth, due to scattering by reddish dust in the Martian atmosphere. ... "9,400 years of cosmic radiation and solar activity from ice cores and tree rings". Proceedings of the National Academy of ... Water vapour in the lower atmosphere produces further scattering and ozone, dust and water particles will also absorb selective ...
... is a trivial speck of dust. The Milky Way Galaxy is also a trivial speck of dust. This universe-the small universe I just ... The Third Exercise: Penetrating the Two Cosmic Extremes:. The principles of this exercise, as stated in Falun Gong, are: "This ... Thus, cultivation practice whether in the Buddha School or Dao School is considered a process of assimilation to this cosmic ... Concomitantly, says Zhao, it borrows the language of modern science in representing its cosmic laws. According to Zhao, "Falun ...
To facilitate this work and get rid of the dust, great openings were broken through the five walls which form the front of the ... Malville, J. McKim (2006), "The Cosmic and the Sacred at Yellow Jacket Pueblo and Mesa Verde", in Nobel, David Grant (ed.), The ...
As of 1935, using this model, Milne published a prediction of the cosmic background radiation which appears to be of a much ...
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Cosmic dust. *Cosmic ray. *Cosmochemistry. *Diffuse interstellar band. *Earliest known life forms ...
Cosmic flows: Green Bank Telescope and Parkes H I observations» (en anglès). Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ... Large-scale magnetic field configuration and dust emission». Astronomy and Astrophysics, 448, 2006, pàg. 133-142. ...
Cosmic dust. *Cosmic ray. *Cosmochemistry. *Diffuse interstellar band. *Earliest known life forms ... which is caused by large quantities of dust and gas (including carbon monoxide)[67][68] near the star. ...
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Cosmic dust. *Cosmic ray. *Cosmochemistry. *Diffuse interstellar band. *Earliest known life forms ... Krätschmer, W. (1990). "The infrared and ultraviolet absorption spectra of laboratory-produced carbon dust: evidence for the ... Huffman observed unusual optical absorptions in thin films of carbon dust (soot). The soot had been generated by an arc-process ... "Search for the UV and IR spectra of C60 in laboratory-produced carbon dust" ...
Two species of lichen were exposed to the vacuum of space, to cosmic radiation and huge swings of temperature. After 15 days ... Probably, algae get access to the minute amounts of minerals, which the fungus gets from the substrate or from dust settling on ...
Synchrotrons were originally designed for use by high-energy physicists studying subatomic particles and cosmic phenomena. The ... forming a useless dust or amorphous gel on the bottom of the container. Crystal growth in solution is characterized by two ...
Adverse health effects from lunar dust exposure. *Cardiac rhythm problems during space flight ... The health threats from cosmic rays is the danger posed by galactic cosmic rays (GCR) and solar energetic particles to ... International Cosmic Ray Conference. 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference Pune (2005) 00, 101-104. 2: 103. Bibcode:2005ICRC ... The interplanetary magnetic field, embedded in the solar wind, also deflects cosmic rays. As a result, cosmic ray fluxes within ...
Cosmic dust, also called extraterrestrial dust or space dust, is dust which exists in outer space, as well as all over planet ... Sources of Solar System dust include comet dust, asteroidal dust, dust from the Kuiper belt, and interstellar dust passing ... Cosmic dust is made of dust grains and aggregates of dust grains. These particles are irregularly shaped, with porosity ranging ... Cosmic dust can be detected by indirect methods that utilize the radiative properties of the cosmic dust particles. ...
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  • [1] [2] Most cosmic dust particles are between a few molecules to 0.1 µm in size. (wikipedia.org)
  • In August 2014, scientists announced the collection of possible interstellar dust particles from the Stardust spacecraft since returning to Earth in 2006. (wikipedia.org)
  • When infrared astronomy began, the dust particles were observed to be significant and vital components of astrophysical processes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cosmic dust can be detected by indirect methods that utilize the radiative properties of the cosmic dust particles. (wikipedia.org)
  • NASA collects samples of star dust particles in the Earth's atmosphere using plate collectors under the wings of stratospheric-flying airplanes . (wikipedia.org)
  • Don Brownlee at the University of Washington in Seattle first reliably identified the extraterrestrial nature of collected dust particles in the latter 1970s. (wikipedia.org)
  • 5 Secular scientists believe this ring formed as the planet's gravity sucked in nearby dust particles, forming a hole in the disk. (icr.org)
  • Particles of dust within the disk collide to eventually form much larger objects called planetesimals . (icr.org)
  • Third, secular scientists are extremely fuzzy on how dust particles can collide to somehow form larger planetesimals, as dust particles tend to bounce off one another rather than stick together. (icr.org)
  • This is actually alluded to by an astrophysicist interviewed in one of the popular science articles detailing this claim: 'Little is known about how microscopic dust particles can grow 14 orders of magnitude to become a giant planet. (icr.org)
  • Decelerating from cosmic speeds at the top of the atmosphere, the smallest particles can take weeks to reach the ground, failing a rate of 1 m−2 day−1. (elementsmagazine.org)
  • Cosmic dust particles are samples of comets and asteroids and they are important samples of the initial materials that were to build the solid planets. (elementsmagazine.org)
  • Despite Earth's surface being showered by thousands of tons of comic dust every year, such dust is quickly lost in a sea of terrestrial particles. (elementsmagazine.org)
  • The stratosphere can be sampled via high-flying aircraft, whereas sampling cosmic dust from polar regions and the deep sea requires techniques that concentrate the particles. (elementsmagazine.org)
  • Many cosmic dust particles have escaped the aqueous and thermal processing, the gravitational compaction, and the impact shocks that often overprint the record, in most larger samples, of how Solar System materials formed. (elementsmagazine.org)
  • When cosmic dust particles were first identified almost 140 years ago, few would have predicted that much would ever be known about these miniscule objects, given the existing state of the art in analytical techniques. (elementsmagazine.org)
  • Soot and graphite are pitch-black, so when the rays from the dying star hit the soot particles they stop the light and are pushed out into space, where they are seen as gigantic dust clouds. (phys.org)
  • The star's radiation therefore, can't push on the particles and be the motor which drives the dust clouds out into space. (phys.org)
  • In CODITA we used an astronomical model which launches dust particles from these sources and tracks their evolution through the solar system. (europa.eu)
  • This enabled the ablation model to be properly tested, before combining it with the astronomical model to predict the contribution of each dust source to metals in the upper atmosphere, and cosmic spherules at the surface (spherules are cosmic dust particles that melt but do not completely evaporate during entry, and so can be identified as glassy spheres). (europa.eu)
  • The rest of is small particles of cosmic dust. (scientificamerican.com)
  • An accurate estimate of dust would also help us understand how particles are transported through different layers of the Earth's atmosphere. (dailygalaxy.com)
  • The main sources of dust in the Solar system are collisions between asteroids, and material evaporating off comets as they approach the Sun. When dust particles approach the Earth they enter the atmosphere at very high speeds, anything from 38 000 to 248 000 kilometres an hour, depending on whether they are orbiting in the same direction or the opposite to the Earth's motion around the Sun. (dailygalaxy.com)
  • But most of the mass of dust particles entering the atmosphere are much smaller than this, so can be detected only using specialised meteor radars. (dailygalaxy.com)
  • The metals injected into the atmosphere from evaporating dust particles are involved in a diverse range of phenomena linked to climate change. (dailygalaxy.com)
  • The dust particles provide a surface for the cloud's ice crystals to form. (dailygalaxy.com)
  • Information about the optical characteristics and physical processes involving cosmic dust particles is vital for interpretation of astronomical observations and an understanding of the formation and processing of dust in the evolutionary cycle of matter in the interstellar medium. (nasa.gov)
  • Cosmic dust particles are formed in a variety of astrophysical environments such as in cool stellar outflows and circumstellar envelopes. (nasa.gov)
  • Definitive knowledge of the nature, composition, and physical processes of cosmic dust grains, however, can only be inferred from astronomical observations through laboratory experiments on the analogs of hypothesized dust particles and with modeling calculations. (nasa.gov)
  • Laboratory investigations of the nature, composition, and optical characteristics of cosmic dust particles are being, carried out at many institutions with a variety of experimental techniques. (nasa.gov)
  • An experimental facility based on suspension of dust particles in electrodynamic balance in a pressure/temperature controlled environment in a cavity has been operational at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and is currently being employed for studies of dust particle charging mechanisms using electron beams and with UV radiation. (nasa.gov)
  • In this paper, we discuss two general classes of experiments under planning stages that may be simultaneously carried out on this facility for cosmic dust investigations (i) Infrared optical characteristics (extinction coefficients and scattering phase functions) of the analogs of hypothesized of cosmic dust particles, such as natural and synthetic amorphous silicates with varying compositions, amorphous carbon grains, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and icy core-mantle particles etc. (nasa.gov)
  • The initial spectral range under consideration is 1-25 micrometers, to be extended to the far infrared region in the future (ii) Condensation of volatile gases on nucleus dust particles to be investigated for planetary and astrophysical environments. (nasa.gov)
  • Pre-solar forsterite and amorphous silicate grains have also been extracted from interplanetary dust particles. (geoscienceworld.org)
  • Additionally, the so-called interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) are thought to be grain fragments from comets and asteroids that find their way into the inner solar system where they impact upon the Earth's stratosphere. (geoscienceworld.org)
  • The Cosmic Dust Analyser (CDA) is intended to provide direct observations of particulate matter in the Saturnian system, to investigate the physical, chemical, and dynamical properties of these particles, and to study their interactions with the rings, icy satellites, and magnetosphere of Saturn. (esa.int)
  • The micrometeorites consist of iron oxide minerals, which suggested they formed when dust particles of meteoritic iron metal were exposed to oxygen as they blazed through the Earth's upper atmosphere, the researchers proposed in a letter published today in the journal Nature . (abc.net.au)
  • Initially this book focuses on the chemical and morphological properties of dust particles, both cosmological and terrestrial, and some of techniques used to gain information. (environmental-expert.com)
  • The urban dust was larger than previously recovered particles. (newscientist.com)
  • The size and composition of the cosmic dust particles suggests they must have melted as they entered the atmosphere at around 12 kilometres per second. (newscientist.com)
  • This makes them the fastest-moving dust particles ever found on Earth ( Geology , doi.org/bvm2 ). (newscientist.com)
  • According to the Planck team, the new data suggest that some dust particles in these interstellar clouds are constantly colliding with fast-moving atoms and ultraviolet light. (blogspot.com)
  • Most of the heavier elements that eventually go into building planets-and even you and me-spent most of their life in this universe as dust particles," said Martin, a professor of astronomy at the University of Toronto. (blogspot.com)
  • Cosmic dust grains (i.e., particles built up from heavy elements such as carbon, silicon, magnesium, iron) are responsible for the obscuration of roughly half of the starlight in the Universe. (ugent.be)
  • Dust particles in the vast clouds that surround the star HD 97300 diffuse its light, like a car headlight in enveloping fog, and create the reflection nebula IC 2631. (scitechdaily.com)
  • Cosmic dust is comprised of tiny solid particles that are found everywhere in space between the stars. (scienmag.com)
  • Although the origin of homochirality is still not determined, there is evidence that it may be connected to early stages of the development of planetary systems, e.g. star forming regions, where homochiral organics may be produced by asymmetric photolysis and asymmetric photochemical synthesis of the organic molecules in the dust particles (e.g. (springeropen.com)
  • As the star puffs up, it sheds layers of gas that cool and congeal into tiny dust particles. (nasa.gov)
  • Using microprobe two-step laser mass spectrometry (μL 2 MS), we have explored the organic composition of many different exogenous materials, including meteorites, interplanetary dust particles, and interstellar ice analogs, gaining significant insight into the nature of extraterrestrial materials. (pnas.org)
  • Determining the chemical composition of exogenous material (not from Earth), including meteorites, interplanetary dust particles (IDPs), and cometary coma dust, is a fascinating endeavor, and its pursuit can significantly increase our knowledge of planetary formation and interstellar chemistry. (pnas.org)
  • He has authored more than 90 scientific publications on spectroscopy of small solid particles with relevance for cosmic dust. (wiley.com)
  • This is primarily through the isotopic and chemical study of meteorites, including lunar and martian samples, interplanetary dust particles and materials returned by space missions (Stardust comet, Apollo lunar, Hayabusa S-type asteroid samples) using an array of advanced analytical instrumentation. (open.ac.uk)
  • Exploring the reservoirs of dust, organics and volatiles in the outermost regions of the protoplanetary disk, through the study of fine grained material cometary dust particles collected in the stratosphere and NASA Stardust samples using our NanoSIMS 50L . (open.ac.uk)
  • This discovery sheds new light on the origins of Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays--the highest energy particles in the Universe. (brightsurf.com)
  • By one estimate, as much as 40,000 tons of cosmic dust reaches the Earth's surface every year. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thousands of tons of cosmic dust are estimated to reach the Earth's surface every year, [3] with each grain having a mass between 10 −16 kg (0.1 pg) and 10 −4 kg (100 mg). [3] The density of the dust cloud through which the Earth is traveling is approximately 10 −6 dust grains/m 3 . (wikipedia.org)
  • Organics are a significant component of most cosmic dust, as revealed from actual samples of extraterrestrial dust in the Earth's stratosphere, in Antarctic ice and snow, in near-Earth orbit, and in asteroids and comets. (elementsmagazine.org)
  • Every year, tens of thousands of tons of cosmic dust accumulate at the Earth's surface, representing a continuation of the accretion process that started 4.57 billion years ago. (elementsmagazine.org)
  • The CODITA project was designed to answer two overarching questions: how much cosmic dust enters the Earth's atmosphere every day, and what impact does the dust have throughout the atmosphere? (europa.eu)
  • Estimates of the rate of input of cosmic dust into the Earth's atmosphere vary from about 3 to 300 tonnes per day, depending on how this is measured. (europa.eu)
  • Now a new research program will try to see how much of this dust enters the Earth's atmosphere and its impact on climate change. (dailygalaxy.com)
  • Cosmic dust is associated with the formation of 'noctilucent' clouds - the highest clouds in the Earth's atmosphere. (dailygalaxy.com)
  • With as much cosmic dust on the Earth's surface as there is, you're probably within reaching-distance of some right now. (labroots.com)
  • Cosmic dust is also attracted by the earth's gravity and is deposited on the earth's surface in estimated quantities of 30-1000 t daily. (springer.com)
  • While some researchers agree that comet dust may harbor organic matter, they argue that even if the dust did reach Earth's atmosphere, a fiery entry would make all organic matter's survival questionable. (sott.net)
  • physics ( solid-state , electromagnetic theory , surface physics, statistical physics , thermal physics ), fractal mathematics , surface chemistry on dust grains) meteoritics , as well as every branch of astronomy and astrophysics . (wikipedia.org)
  • But then calculations showed that with iron, the dust grains would have melted and were therefore unstable. (phys.org)
  • One hypothesis put forward was that oxygen could be freezing onto dust grains in areas with low temperatures. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Astronomers realised that when the dust grains in a molecular cloud are warm enough, the dust grain's surface should release the water ice in which the oxygen is locked up. (scientificamerican.com)
  • They hoped the star formation would heat up the surrounding gas, allowing oxygen molecules to exist on their own, not locked up on the surfaces of dust grains. (scientificamerican.com)
  • In this medium between the stars all the silicate dust appears to be completely amorphous and it is generally thought that dust processing, via ion irradiation/implantation in shocks and/or by cosmic rays, leads to the amorphisation of the crystalline silicate grains that were formed around the evolved stars. (geoscienceworld.org)
  • They found a total of 500 cosmic dust grains, which contain magnetic minerals. (newscientist.com)
  • The nonstop bombardments set the grains spinning, and their ultrafast rotation causes the grains to glow at much higher microwave frequencies than dust found elsewhere in the universe. (blogspot.com)
  • The build-up and growth of dust grains from metals available in the space in between the stars in galaxies has been proposed as an alternative dust production channel, but has not (yet) been backed up with a viable chemical formation route. (ugent.be)
  • The composition of the dust is assumed to be of standard Galactic diffuse interstellar grains. (osti.gov)
  • Cosmic dust grains are the building blocks fort he formation of planets and stars. (valuewalk.com)
  • In 1962 we began our work on the nature of interstellar dust and we were led at this time to argue that dust grains in space must contain a component in the form of submicron-sized graphite spheres. (panspermia.org)
  • Cosmic dust derives from every dust-producing object in the Solar System, including ancient Solar System materials, possibly even interstellar materials, of a type not found in meteorites. (elementsmagazine.org)
  • Cosmic dust was once solely an annoyance to astronomers, as it obscures objects they wish to observe. (wikipedia.org)
  • in the clouds of the diffuse interstellar medium , in molecular clouds , in the circumstellar dust of young stellar objects , and in planetary systems such as the Solar System , where astronomers consider dust as in its most recycled state. (wikipedia.org)
  • The astronomers accumulate observational 'snapshots' of dust at different stages of its life and, over time, form a more complete movie of the Universe's complicated recycling steps. (wikipedia.org)
  • Small specks of dust found in our Milky Way galaxy are the fastest twirlers yet-spinning more than ten billion times a second, astronomers announced today. (blogspot.com)
  • Understanding the different behaviors of space dust could help astronomers figure out exactly how stars and planets begin to take shape, said Planck team member Peter Martin. (blogspot.com)
  • The Universe is becoming gradually cleaner as more and more cosmic dust is being mopped up by the formation of stars within galaxies, an international team of astronomers has revealed. (scienmag.com)
  • Astronomers used images from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, to locate an aging star shedding loads of dust (orange dot at upper left). (nasa.gov)
  • Astronomers know of one other star currently pumping out massive amounts of dust. (nasa.gov)
  • The astronomers looked for hot dust (at temperatures up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit), warm dust (between -280 and 80 degrees F), and cold dust (from -380 to -280 degrees F). (redorbit.com)
  • Similarly, an expanding Universe was questioned [4] because of cosmic dust exaggerating Hubble redshift measurements of distant galaxies by Doppler's effect. (prlog.org)
  • Cold dark matter cosmology is based on galaxies of stars, gas , and cosmic dust embedded in surrounding halo of dark matter. (prlog.org)
  • But the redshifted galaxy light undergoes an additional redshift upon absorption in the cosmic dust that concentrates at the outer edge of spiral galaxies. (prlog.org)
  • What this means is cosmic dust is overstating the velocities of ALL rotation velocities in both low and high-redshift galaxies. (prlog.org)
  • Nearby Galaxies Cosmic dust concentrates at the outer edge of nearby galaxies to increase the redshift in the spectral line emissions from the galaxy to significantly overstate actual velocities giving the false impression that dark matter exists to hold the galaxy together. (prlog.org)
  • Distant Galaxies In high-redshift galaxies, cosmic dust makes the galaxies appear more distant than actual distances. (prlog.org)
  • The interstellar dust component of the ISM is responsible for the attenuation of the light from distant stars and galaxies. (geoscienceworld.org)
  • Planck is giving us some of the most detailed surveys of our galaxy's gas and dust structure and distribution, which we think can give us hints to the birthing process of stars and even the way galaxies like ours can form. (blogspot.com)
  • These clouds of frigid dust and gas inside galaxies have average temperatures of just 7 Kelvin (-447 degrees F, or -266 degrees C). Such cold clouds are hotbeds of star formation, because dense dust helps keep gases cool, allowing the gases to collapse and begin forming stars. (blogspot.com)
  • So far, we lack the knowledge on how the majority of cosmic dust forms in galaxies, which impedes our understanding of how these galaxies evolve through time. (ugent.be)
  • dust mass suggests that supernovae can be an important source of dust in the interstellar medium, from local to high-redshift galaxies. (osti.gov)
  • The results showed that stars were forming inside galaxies much faster in the past compared to today, and that this rapid star birth is using up more and more of the cosmic dust that is ubiquitous in the Universe. (scienmag.com)
  • The dust and the gas in the universe is the raw material out of which stars and galaxies form. (scienmag.com)
  • Owing to a collection of sensitive instruments, mirrors and filters, the Herschel telescope had the capacity to detect the dust through the far-infrared emission it emits, revealing the existence of stars and galaxies hidden by the dust. (scienmag.com)
  • Our results show that the reason for this evolution is that galaxies used to contain more dust and gas in the past, and the universe is gradually becoming cleaner as the dust is used up. (scienmag.com)
  • Dr Elisabetta Valiante, a lead author from Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy, said: 'The exciting thing about our survey is that it encompasses almost all of cosmic history, from the violent star-forming systems full of dust and gas in the early universe, that are essentially galaxies in the process of formation, to the much more subdued systems we see around us today. (scienmag.com)
  • Dust carried by superwinds into the intergalactic medium around low-z starbursts could also have important cosmological implications related to our ability to detect high-redshift galaxies. (caltech.edu)
  • We have recently begun a project to study the optical emission-line nebulae and outflowing superwinds in a large sample of nearby starburst galaxies using the Cosmic Web Imager - a new wide-field, image slicing optical integral field spectrograph on the Palomar Hale 200-inch Telescope. (caltech.edu)
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  • The dust formed around evolved stars is ejected into the surrounding interstellar medium by the relatively benign effects of stellar winds, where it is subject to stochastic and violent processing in fast supernova-generated shock waves. (geoscienceworld.org)
  • The formation of the dust, in circumstellar environments and subsequently ejected into the interstellar medium, is thus balanced by destructive processes that erode and eventually destroy it. (geoscienceworld.org)
  • The space between the stars, the interstellar medium (ISM), has long been known to harbour copious quantities of gas and dust. (geoscienceworld.org)
  • In the Solar System , dust plays a major role in the zodiacal light , Saturn 's B Ring spokes , the outer diffuse planetary rings at Jupiter , Saturn, Uranus and Neptune , and comets . (wikipedia.org)
  • Most of this dust (about 80%) comes from Jupiter Family Comets. (europa.eu)
  • According to the late Sir Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe of the University of Wales at Cardiff, viruses can be distributed throughout space by dust in the debris stream of comets. (sott.net)
  • However, the detection of these unexpected molecules suggests that the explosive death of stars could lead to clouds of molecules and dust at extremely cold temperatures, which are similar conditions to those seen in a stellar nursery where stars are born. (spaceref.com)
  • Deep in the stars' very hot core, the elements are created out of hydrogen, and when the stars explode and die, the elements are shot out into the universe as huge clouds of gas and dust. (phys.org)
  • The rate of the final step, which produces the O 2 , has been a topic of debate, but even the lowest estimates should produce lots of molecular oxygen in all but the coldest clouds of gas and dust. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Huge dust clouds are observable, e.g., with the renewed Hubble Space Telescope . (springer.com)
  • A newly formed star lights up the surrounding cosmic clouds in this new image from ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. (scitechdaily.com)
  • These objects are clouds of cosmic dust that reflect light from a nearby star into space, creating a stunning light show like the one captured here. (scitechdaily.com)
  • IC 2631 is the brightest nebula in the Chamaeleon Complex, a large region of gas and dust clouds that harbors numerous newborn and still-forming stars. (scitechdaily.com)
  • This means the camera is not restricted to what can be seen by the human eye, but can penetrate barriers like dust and clouds to reveal previously unseen detail. (scitechdaily.com)
  • intergalactic dust , interstellar dust, interplanetary dust (such as in the zodiacal cloud ) and circumplanetary dust (such as in a planetary ring ). (wikipedia.org)
  • The differences may be linked to changes in planetary orbits over millions of years, Genge says, which altered the type of dust the Earth passed through at various times. (newscientist.com)
  • Cosmic dust of the Andromeda Galaxy as revealed in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope . (wikipedia.org)
  • With this ERC project, we hope to solve the ``origin of cosmic dust" problem. (ugent.be)
  • A violent supernova about 160 million light years away from our planet has helped scientists solve the long-standing mystery behind the origin of cosmic dust. (valuewalk.com)
  • Porous chondrite interplanetary dust particle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Finding the tiny cosmic treasures requires collecting dust from the cleanest environments where the terrestrial particle background is low. (elementsmagazine.org)
  • Today, in a single extraterrestrial dust particle, we can detect all the elements present, measure isotopic ratios, determine the exact crystalline structures of the minerals and the oxidation state of cations in those minerals, and even resolve individual atoms. (elementsmagazine.org)
  • The orbiter instruments combine remote sensing techniques, such as cameras and radio science measurements, with direct sensing systems such as dust and particle analysers. (esa.int)
  • Tracing back a ghostly particle to a shredded star, scientists have uncovered a gigantic cosmic particle accelerator. (brightsurf.com)
  • AME stands for Anomalous Microwave Emission and CMB for Cosmic Microwave Background. (prlog.org)
  • Unlike interstellar gas, cosmic dust does not have absorption or emission lines. (physicsforums.com)
  • Observations of the thermal emission from this dust, which is at relatively low temperatures ( T = 50-200 K), in the circumstellar shells around these stars indicate that the dust consists of both amorphous and crystalline materials. (geoscienceworld.org)
  • Our Herschel spectra show only weak CO line emission, and provide an upper limit for the 63 μm [O I] line flux, eliminating the possibility that line contaminations distort the previously estimated dust mass. (osti.gov)
  • The far-infrared spectral energy distribution (SED) is well fitted by thermal emission from cold dust. (osti.gov)
  • One idea is that this so-called cosmic unidentified infrared emission comes from hydrocarbons containing structural defects. (aps.org)
  • We found that about 10 to 20 percent of the stars in each of the four youngest age groups show emission due to warm dust," Meyer said. (redorbit.com)
  • We predict a higher frequency of dust emission for the younger stars, just as Spitzer observes. (redorbit.com)
  • The warm-dust emission that Spitzer observed around 20 percent of the youngest cohort of stars could persist as the stars age. (redorbit.com)
  • That is, the warm dust generated by collisions around three to 10-million year old stars could carry over and show up as warm dust emission seen around stars in the 10 to 30-million year old range and so on. (redorbit.com)
  • This paper introduces the subject of interstellar, circumstellar and pre-solar dust composition (Astromineralogy), discusses where the dust comes from, how it evolves and what its eventual fate might be. (geoscienceworld.org)
  • [13] For example, cosmic dust can drive the mass loss when a star is nearing the end of its life , play a part in the early stages of star formation , and form planets . (wikipedia.org)
  • Gradually, all that dust aggregates, eventually forming new stars and planets. (phys.org)
  • The carbon may be the explanation for how both types of star blow their material into space, where they are ultimately reused in the cosmic cycle in new stars and planets. (phys.org)
  • These swirling discs of gas and dust around young stars are the birth places of planets like the ones in our Solar System," he said. (monash.edu)
  • The planets residing in our solar system, just like the exoplanets of every other stellar system throughout the universe, formed when cosmic dust clumped together over billions of years. (labroots.com)
  • Given just how much time has passed since the formation of the planets, you might feel inclined to think most of the universe's cosmic dust has found a home by now. (labroots.com)
  • Hydrogen gas was one of the main ingredients in the solar nebula, or the gases and dust that formed the Sun and planets in our solar system. (astronomy.com)
  • The oldest fossils of cosmic dust ever discovered provide a glimpse into atmospheric conditions above the Earth more than 2.7 billion years ago and could do the same on other planets. (abc.net.au)
  • Interstellar dust is the solid phase of interstellar matter from which stars and planets form. (springer.com)
  • These findings may help observers to optimize spectral and geometrical parameters in the search of cosmic dust that contains prebiological organics or aerosols of biological origin in atmospheres of planets. (springeropen.com)
  • As they puff up into red giants, they shed dust that is later recycled back into other stars, planets, and in the case of our solar system, living creatures. (nasa.gov)
  • Nailing down the chemical makeup of cosmic space will help us understand the origins of planets, stars, and maybe even life. (aps.org)
  • Astrophysicists dropped beads onto clumps of dust to better understand how planets coalesce from particulates. (aps.org)
  • The dark zones are areas where dust and gas-the stuff stars and planets are made of-obscure visible light. (scitechdaily.com)
  • Their models predict warm dust would be detected during planet formation, as small rocky bodies collide and merge, creating larger rocky bodies and eventually assembling the asteroids, moons and planets. (redorbit.com)
  • The evolution of dust traces out paths in which the Universe recycles material, in processes analogous to the daily recycling steps with which many people are familiar: production, storage, processing, collection, consumption, and discarding. (wikipedia.org)
  • Expanding Universe or Cosmic Dust? (prlog.org)
  • However, cosmic dust [2] in the Milky Way may also produce AME similar to that found in BICEP2 thereby placing in question the Big Bang and the expanding Universe. (prlog.org)
  • Later, extrapolation of 353 GHz Planck telescope data [3] to 160 GHz suggested the AME was caused by dust and not remnants of gravitational waves, thereby placing doubt in the expanding Universe. (prlog.org)
  • Like AME, redshift by dust in the line of sight to a galaxy suggested Universe expansion may be grossly exaggerated, i.e., the Hubble redshift may show a galaxy is receding near the speed of light relative to the Earth when in fact the dust NPs need not be moving at all. (prlog.org)
  • What this means is cosmic dust is the commonality by which an expanding Universe may be assessed. (prlog.org)
  • QED induced EM radiation in cosmic dust NPs is proposed as the mechanism by which both AME and Hubble redshift may be used to question an expanding Universe. (prlog.org)
  • Stars, as the engines that produce metals in the Universe, are considered to be an obvious site for dust formation. (ugent.be)
  • This ``stardust" is currently thought to be insufficient to account for all cosmic dust in the Universe. (ugent.be)
  • This is one of the main ways dust is recycled in our universe, making its way from older stars to newborn solar systems. (nasa.gov)
  • Professor John Plane of the University of Leeds will present the Cosmic Dust in the Terrestrial Atmosphere (CODITA) project on Friday 30 March at the National Astronomy meeting in Manchester, England. (dailygalaxy.com)
  • In contrast, measurements within the atmosphere indicate much lower input rates: however, these are actually measurements of the fraction of the incoming dust that ablates during atmospheric entry, and so this fraction needs to be known in order to determine the total input. (europa.eu)
  • By constraining the extra-terrestrial dust sources using the measured fluxes of sodium and iron atoms at about 88 km in the atmosphere, and the spherule flux at South Pole, we showed that the total dust input is around 43 tonnes per day, of which 18% ablates during entry. (europa.eu)
  • if the 5-ton figure is correct, we will need to revise substantially our understanding of how dust evolves in the Solar System and is transported from the middle atmosphere to the surface," said Plane. (dailygalaxy.com)
  • Satellite observations suggest that 100-300 tons of cosmic dust enter the atmosphere each day. (dailygalaxy.com)
  • These measurements include meteor radar observations, laser observations of the sodium and iron atoms from evaporating dust in the upper atmosphere, and measurements by high altitude aircraft of meteoritic iron in the lower stratosphere. (dailygalaxy.com)
  • Imagine picking a dust grain the width of a human hair out of a 2.7-billion-year-old rock and using that to figure out the chemical structure of the ancient atmosphere. (abc.net.au)
  • We've known since the 1940s that cosmic dust falls continuously through our atmosphere, but until now we've thought that it could not be detected," says team leader Matthew Genge at Imperial College London. (newscientist.com)
  • Then as Earth passes though the stream, the dust and viruses load our atmosphere, where they can stay suspended for years until gravity pulls them down. (sott.net)
  • Artist's impression of dust formation around a supernova explosion. (wikipedia.org)
  • The dust is thought to act as a catalyst for the formation of complex molecules using types of radiation as active agents. (digitaljournal.com)
  • The authors discuss the nature of dust, its formation and evolution, the chemistry it can promote on its surfaces, and the consequences of these functions. (rsc.org)
  • Simulation showing the formation of a giant dust horseshoe at the edge of the cavity around the young binary star HD142527. (monash.edu)
  • Formation of solar system from cosmic dust cloud. (google.co.uk)
  • Kenyon said, "Our work suggests that the warm dust Meyer and colleagues detect is a natural outcome of rocky planet formation. (redorbit.com)
  • [3] In October 2011, scientists reported that cosmic dust contains complex organic matter (amorphous organic solids with a mixed aromatic - aliphatic structure) that could be created naturally, and rapidly, by stars . (wikipedia.org)
  • In this PR, the only galaxy light considered is single Lyα photons absorbed in spherical dust NPs of amorphous silicon. (prlog.org)
  • The observation of SiO molecules at early and late phases suggests that silicates may also have formed and we could fit the SED with a combination of 0.3 M {sub ☉} of amorphous carbon and 0.5 M {sub ☉} of silicates, totalling 0.8 M {sub ☉} of dust. (osti.gov)
  • Specks of cosmic dust can be so small that you can't see them with the naked eye. (labroots.com)
  • A further chapter describes asteroids with much larger "grain sizes" than cosmic dust. (springer.com)
  • We have now amassed a wealth of information on interstellar and circumstellar dust from astronomical observations encompassing the far-ultraviolet to the mm wavelength regime. (geoscienceworld.org)
  • Space exposed surfaces, e.g., of space stations or space vehicles may be seriously eroded by cosmic dust hitting these surfaces. (springer.com)
  • This has been extensively studied by secondary ion mass spectrometry, the key instrumentation for cosmic dust analysis and dust eroded surfaces in combination with scanning electron microscopy. (springer.com)
  • We present a gravitational collapse null dust solution of the Einstein field equations. (hindawi.com)
  • We now know that this dust is formed around stars at the end of their lives and we are thus able to observationally study newly-formed circumstellar dust (or stardust) in these environments. (geoscienceworld.org)
  • How many degrees of view is cosmic microwave background? (physicsforums.com)
  • For how long the Cosmic Microwave Background was emitted? (physicsforums.com)
  • Finding the source of the microwave fog will ultimately help the Planck team refine its studies of the cosmic microwave background, or CMB, radiation that was emitted during the big bang, more than 13 billion years ago. (blogspot.com)
  • Making simulated cosmic dust - in the microwave! (diamond.ac.uk)
  • A smaller fraction of all dust in space consists of larger refractory minerals that condensed as matter left by stars. (wikipedia.org)
  • For the first time, we have shown how the dust horseshoe, cavity, fast flows, streamers, spirals and shadows could be explained with one simple answer: the disc orbits two stars not one," said Associate Professor Price. (monash.edu)
  • That means it created all its stars in a cosmic eye-blink - a growth spurt of 100 to 500 million years. (newscientist.com)
  • Although HD 97300 is in the spotlight for now, the very dust that makes it so hard to miss heralds the birth of additional, potentially scene-stealing, future stars. (scitechdaily.com)
  • These dust eruptions probably occur only once every 10,000 years in the lives of old stars, and they are thought to last less than a few hundred years each time. (nasa.gov)
  • The team plans to follow up with space- and ground-based telescopes to confirm its nature and to better understand how older stars recycle dust back into the cosmos. (nasa.gov)
  • We wanted to study the evolution of the gas and dust around stars similar to the sun and compare the results with what we think the solar system looked like at earlier stages during its evolution," Meyer said. (redorbit.com)
  • But we don't often see warm dust around stars older than 300 million years. (redorbit.com)
  • Our results have shown that as the leftover gas from a supernova begins to cool down to below 200°C, the many heavy elements that are synthesised can begin to harbour rich molecules, creating a dust factory. (spaceref.com)
  • This artist's illustration of Supernova 1987A reveals the cold, inner regions of the exploded star's remnants (red) where tremendous amounts of dust were detected and imaged by ALMA. (phys.org)
  • Cometary dust is the most pristine material from the early solar nebula. (springer.com)
  • Cosmic dust , also called extraterrestrial dust or space dust , is dust which exists in outer space , as well as all over planet Earth . (wikipedia.org)
  • Cosmic dust , also called extraterrestrial dust or space dust , is dust which exists in outer space , or has fallen on Earth . (wikipedia.org)
  • Throughout its history, Earth has accreted microscopic dust falling from space. (elementsmagazine.org)
  • The analysis of the echo I present suggests that it is due to the SN light pulse scattered by a sheet, or sheets, of dust located Almost-Equal-To 15 pc from the SN. (osti.gov)
  • Metals from the cosmic dust play a part in various phenomena that affect our climate. (dailygalaxy.com)
  • The metals from the dust also affect ozone chemistry in the stratosphere. (dailygalaxy.com)
  • Dust samples are also collected from surface deposits on the large Earth ice-masses (Antarctica and Greenland/the Arctic) and in deep-sea sediments. (wikipedia.org)
  • The highest values tend to come from spaceborne measurements and the accumulation rates of "cosmic" elements such as Iridium, Platinum and Osmium in deep-sea sediments and ice cores. (europa.eu)
  • This figure tallies with the rate of accumulation in polar ice cores and deep-sea sediments of rare elements linked to cosmic dust, such as iridium and osmium. (dailygalaxy.com)
  • In order to investigate the comet nucleus and the gas and dust ejected from the nucleus as the comet approaches the Sun, Rosetta carries a suite of eleven instruments on the comet orbiter and Philae, a lander equipped with a further ten instruments which perform surface measurements. (esa.int)
  • Space dust" redirects here. (wikipedia.org)
  • For other uses, see Space dust (disambiguation) . (wikipedia.org)
  • The space-time admits closed timelike curves (CTCs) which develop at some particular moment in a causally well-behaved manner and may represent a Cosmic Time Machine. (hindawi.com)
  • Dust in space contains amino acids and more. (digitaljournal.com)
  • As a Show and Tell exercise, the life from the dust is an insight into a range of far more complex processes which weren't much considered, let alone theorized, to occur in space. (digitaljournal.com)
  • Although we think of space as being empty, there is more out there than meets the eye - dust, for example, is everywhere. (dailygalaxy.com)
  • Natural News ) Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is an organic compound discovered in the space dust that permeated outer space. (naturalnews.com)
  • Space dust is mostly made up of carbon, oxygen, and silicon. (naturalnews.com)
  • In addition to being found inside space dust, PQQ can also be produced on Earth through a natural fermentation process. (naturalnews.com)
  • Contrarily, cosmic dust continues to swirl around in outer space to this very day. (labroots.com)
  • Dust is an essential component throughout space. (springer.com)
  • I´am not that familiar with space and so on, but can someone say if the information that we will pass through "cosmic dust" on the 21st is true or not? (abovetopsecret.com)
  • Here we showed that the way in which starlight of various colours was dimmed by interstellar dust was indicative of the presence of living cells in space, some of which had become selectively degraded into graphite. (panspermia.org)
  • It was previously thought that the massive explosions of supernovae would completely destroy any molecules and dust that may have been already present. (spaceref.com)
  • Lead author of the study Dr Mikako Matsuura, from Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy, said: "This is the first time that we've found these species of molecules within supernovae, which questions our long held assumptions that these explosions destroy all molecules and dust that are present within a star. (spaceref.com)
  • ALMA's ability to observe at millimetre wavelengths - a region of the electromagnetic spectrum between infrared and radio light - made it possible to see through the intervening dust and gas and study the abundance and location of the newly formed molecules. (spaceref.com)
  • On the surface of the dust grain it would be converted into water ice, making it invisible to missions looking for oxygen. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The AME and Hubble redshift wavelength in relation to the dust radius are shown in the thumbnail. (prlog.org)
  • Indeed, the redshift Z = 1.6 of the bulge of GS4 43501 shown in the thumbnail is grossly overstated by cosmic dust. (prlog.org)
  • However, like so many other people, I see signs of atmospheric changes on our planet which, according to many experts, may well be due to increasing comet dust loading. (sott.net)
  • Initially the proposed dust models were inevitably simple, e.g. , the dirty ice model, but have now advanced to the stage where we can now justifiably begin to call this field a branch of mineralogy (astromineralogy). (geoscienceworld.org)
  • The star is heating the dust and causing it to glow with infrared light. (nasa.gov)
  • Sources of Solar System dust include comet dust , asteroidal dust , dust from the Kuiper belt , and interstellar dust passing through the Solar System. (wikipedia.org)
  • By seeing dust trapped in a horseshoe pattern we could be witnessing the birth of a planet. (monash.edu)
  • The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) has led an international team which has developed an algorithm called COSMIC BIRTH to analyse large scale cosmic structures. (brightsurf.com)
  • Unmelted cosmic dust is often composed of large numbers of smaller silicate, sulfide, and organic components-the preserved materials from the early Solar System. (elementsmagazine.org)
  • Cosmic dust contains a diverse population of organic materials that owe their origins to a variety of chemical processes occurring in many different environments. (elementsmagazine.org)
  • However, in Cosmic Ancestry, evolutionary innovations depend on genetic programs that are acquired by transfer and installed by various processes. (panspermia.org)